Transradial approach in diagnostic and therapeutic interventional coronary artery procedures


TAÇOY G., Timurkaynak T.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.38, no.1, pp.50-56, 2010 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-56
  • Keywords: Angioplasty, transluminal, percutaneous coronary/methods, coronary angiography, femoral artery, heart catheterization, radial artery
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Transradial access was first used in 1989 for diagnostic coronary angiography. With further improvements in the technique, it has gained wide popularity in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and percutaneous coronary interventions including stenting. When performed with appropriate indications, the transradial approach is a preferable technique for coronary interventions due to lower rate of bleeding complications, increased patient comfort, shorter hospital stay and follow- up period, and decreased workload.